Join Date: Aug 2010
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Do I get another motor or fix the blown head gaskets?
Well, My 96 outback wagon, had a total rupture of the lower radiator hose at oh, say, 75 M.P.H. resulting in total loss of coolant ( in oh, say, 2 or 3 seconds) and the car just died. I got it towed home home (AAA plus people, worth every dime.) replaced the radiator and bypass hose and cranked it up.
The old girl started with a mighty belch of coolant out of the radiator, and a HUGE cloud of coolant and liquid from the exhaust.
I'm thinking that both heads are rather blown, with maybe head warpage as well.
SO....is it cheaper to get the heads milled and new gaskets etc, or replace the motor with a used one from JPL etc.? The car has 194000 on the clock and I want to keep it.
Also, whatever repair course I go, is it easier to replace the tranny at the same time, or is that one a wash.
As usual, any and all help is gratefully accepted, and appreciated!